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Helen Huguenor Lyman

library science educator

Helen Huguenor Lyman, American library science educator. Recipient Distinguished Achievement in Librarianship, Buffalo & Erie Company Public Library., 1999.


Lyman, Helen Huguenor was born on March 16, 1910 in Hornell, New York, United States. Daughter of Leon C. and Lora M. (Hamilton) Huguenor.


Bachelor, University Buffalo, 1932. British Society for Literature and Science, University Buffalo, 1940. Postgraduate, University Chicago, 1956.


Library. Buffalo Public Library., 1932-1952, head adult education department, 1943-1952. Director adult education survey American Library Association, Chicago, 1952-1953. Adult services librarian Hild regional branch Chicago Public Library., 1953-1959.

Specialist in adult services, public library consultant Wisconsin Free Library. Commission, Madison, 1959-1963. Director reference department, associate professor Lockwood Memorial Library., State University of New York, Buffalo, 1964-1965.

Public library specialist adult services Office Education, Department Department of Health, Washington, 1965-1967. Director, principal investigator research project Library. School University Wisconsin, Madison, 1967-1972, assistant professor, 1966-1972, associate professor, 1973-1976, professor, 1976-1977, professor emerita School Library and Information Studies, since 1978.

Adjunct professor School Information and Library. Studies State University of New York, Buffalo, 1978-1999. Instructor Great Books course Millard Fillmore College, University Buffalo, 1950-1951.

Director, consultant Reading Guidance Institute, Library. School, University Wisconsin, 1965. Visiting lecturer State University of New York-Buffalo, 1966.

Lecturer in field.


book Library Materials in Service to the Adult New Reader book Reading and the Adult New Reader


Member national advisory board Center for the Book in the Library. Congress, 1978-1984; member committee on professional development Chicago Public Library. Staff Association, 1958-1959.

Board directors University Book Store, Madison, 1973-1977, chairman awards committee, 1974-1976, secretary, 1976-1977. Member American Library Association (Joseph W. Lippincott for Distinguished Librarianship award 1979, Margaret E. Monroe Library. Adult Services award 1986, member various committees, vice president 1968-1969, president adult services division 1969-1970, chairman publications advisory committee 1971-1973, member council 1962-1965, 68-70, advisor to yearbook editors 1976-1985, member nominating committee 1977-1978 ), New York Library.

Association (adult education committee 1947), University Buffalo Alumni Association (distinguished alumni award 1987).


  • Other Interests

    Gardening, reading.


Married Vreelandt B. Lyman Junior, April 29, 1939 (December February 1946).

Leon C. Huguenor

Lora M. (Hamilton) Huguenor

Vreelandt B. Lyman Junior